The Last Of Us 2 was confirmed by creative director and writer Neil Druckmann. The game received its trailer last month. Furthermore, it confirms initial details that were shared with the public.
The Last Of Us 2 Trailer
The reveal trailer of The Last of Us 2 tells the story of the game’s original protagonists, Joel and Ellie. In an interview with PlayStation Magazine, Druckmann confirmed that he and Bruce Straley considered new characters for the game.
He previously stated in a Reddit Q&A that original voice actors, Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, would not be available. New characters would then be introduced to play Ellie and Joel completely. Furthermore, he mentioned that they’d reconsider the story at some point. However, Johnson and Baker are back on the cast roster, with Baker posting photos from the set itself.
Druckmann revealed that before actual work on The Last of Us 2 began, he and Straley considered changing the franchise. He mentioned, “We were brainstorming ideas… for a sci-fi game; for a fantasy game.” He added, “And building prototypes for each of those ideas.”
The reveal trailer indicates that Naughty Dog decided to keep the feel of the game almost the same as its predecessor. Even more, they aim for it to become a little darker. Joel is still holding his standard revolver and nothing too futuristic is seen in the clips.
All About The Game
The Sequel of The Last Of Us is an upcoming action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game was announced at the PlayStation Experience event in December 2016, and was created as a sequel to the 2013 version, The Last of Us. The first trailer revealed the return of Ellie and Joel, whose story takes place five years after the first game; players will assume control of Ellie.
In January 2017, PlayStation Blog awarded the new title in the category of Most Anticipated Game of the Year. The game’s story is written by Neil Druckmann and Halley Gross. Meanwhile, Gustavo Santaolalla returns to compose and perform the score. Bruce Straley, who acted as game director on The Last of Us, will not return to co-direct the sequel due to a hiatus.